- Mobile, AL
- Site Type:
- Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)
Mobile, Alabama’s Bankhead Tunnel carries Government Street [U.S. 90] under the Mobile River.
“Named for John Hollis Bankhead, construction of the Bankhead Tunnel began in 1938. Financed by the Public Works Administration, the tubes for the tunnel were made by workers at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company with construction overseen by the firm of Wilberding and Palmer. The tunnel travels more than 3,000 feet under the Mobile River and is still heavily used.”
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 28, 2015.
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